|Where:||Paul L. Foster Campus for Business and Innovation
Auditorium Room 240
|When:||Tuesday, February 23, 2016
5:15 pm – 6:30 pm
|Event:||Presentation and Book Signing with Dr. Virgil Storr|
|Event Details:||Dr. Virgil Storr will visit Waco to discuss his newest book, Community Revival in the Wake of Disaster: Lessons in Local Entrepreneurship (Perspectives from Social Economics) and sign copies for attendees.|
|Specials/Discounts:||No admission fee, open to the public.|
The Dr Pepper Museum and Free Enterprise Institute, in partnership with Baylor University, is proud to host Dr. Virgil Storr at the Hankamer School of Business Paul L. Foster Campus for Business and Innovation.
“The Dr Pepper Museum and Free Enterprise Institute is excited to collaborate with the Baylor University Baugh Center for Entrepreneurship and Free Enterprise to bring Dr. Virgil Storr to Waco,” said Jack McKinney, Executive Director of the Museum and Institute. “It is through a partnership like this that we are able to share the story of Free Enterprise with the public, and bring attention to the importance of this economic system both locally and globally.”
Dr. Storr will address his recent book exploring the role of entrepreneurs in bringing about community rebound after disasters, with particular attention to recovery efforts following Hurricane Katrina and Hurricane Sandy. A book signing will follow the presentation. Seewww.virgilstorr.org for more information.
The Museum is one of the original examples of community revitalization and recovery in Waco after the 1953 tornado that drove the business center out of downtown until the 1990s.
When it comes to preparing and recovering from future disasters, cultural institutions have a unique challenge. Caring for large historic collections, and often the historic buildings that house them, positions museums as potential leaders in the community in the field of disaster preparedness.
Museum staff and board are excited to facilitate learning about the role small businesses and cultural institutions play in community disaster planning and recovery.
“Every person has eagle characteristics built within — storms help to grow big wings.”
– W. W. “Foots” Clements
The Dr Pepper Museum and Free Enterprise Institute is located at 300 South 5th Street in downtown Waco. Currently the Museum is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10 am until 4:15 when the last ticket to the gallery is sold. The Museum opens at 12 pm on Sundays, and is closed on Mondays through the end of February. Visitors can stop by the soda fountain and gift shop until 5 pm; no admission ticket required. For more information about the Museum, visit us at drpeppermusem.com.